CBS Denies Pig Killing Was Orchestrated (what a surprise)
By Reality TV World staff, 02/16/2001
Following PETA's accusation that CBS was somehow guilty of violating Australia's Animal Protection Act with the slaughter of a pig for food on last night's episode of Survivor, CBS has released a statement respectfully denying the charges.
The statement read in part "We have the highest regard for PETA and The Humane Society and their cause. However, we firmly believe that our viewers recognize that hunting and fishing as a means of sustenance have been acceptable since the dawn of time."
CBS also firmly denies that any criminal act was committed, saying "PETA's suggestion that the producers violated Australian law by orchestrating the pig incident is completely inaccurate."